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So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us

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17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Once again, Beth Moore has inspired me

Review by Jill Williamson

I love Beth Moore. I've never met her, but I've done several of her Bible studies and had the privilege of attending one of her conferences. The woman inspires me. Why? Because she's real. She's suffered through life, just like the rest of ...
Review by Jill Williamson

I love Beth Moore. I've never met her, but I've done several of her Bible studies and had the privilege of attending one of her conferences. The woman inspires me. Why? Because she's real. She's suffered through life, just like the rest of us, and she refuses to let that define her. Praise Jesus for that! That, and her passion for studying the Word of God, draws me, and thousands of other women, to her like sheep to a shepherd. She is a disciple of Jesus. She teaches His truth in a wonderful, personal, life-changing way.

So when I saw this book, I knew I needed it. I've always had low self-esteem. And I am plagued by insecurity. The smallest little comment will send me into a spiral of woe. One example, I have the nasty habit of interpreting faces. I can read minds, too, you know. If someone looks at me funny, I know I did something to make them upset with me, and I can't stand it until I know everything is okay again. I've also trained myself to interpret email tones. I entertain my husband every time I read an email to him. He says I read every word with a negative, attacking tone, as if the author has a personal agenda against me--or someone.

One of my husband's most telling phrases is: It must be exhausting being you.

Well, ouch.

But he's right. It is exhausting being so insecure. I don't mean to do this to myself. And I'm tired of it. And a bit ticked off, as Beth was in the beginning of her book. Having read the book, I will say that I now have confidence that I can beat this thing. Insecurity distracts our minds from living the life God intends for us. It keeps us weak instead of strong. It keeps us distant instead of loving. It keeps us judging instead of reaching out and building lasting friendships.

Once again, Beth Moore has inspired me. I'm saying, "So long, Insecurity! You don't own this girl!" Whoo hoo! Now that's something to get excited about. If you've ever felt insecure, sit down and talk it out with Beth. And that's exactly what this book was. A nice, long, heart to heart with Beth Moore about a topic that plagues us. I highly recommend it.

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1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

I was disappointed in this book, through no one's fault but my own

I did not realize it was going to be so religious..I thought it was going to be about getting over insecurity, but there were too many references to the bible..did not expect that..I did not do my homework before I bought this book...I felt like I was reading a story fr...
I did not realize it was going to be so religious..I thought it was going to be about getting over insecurity, but there were too many references to the bible..did not expect that..I did not do my homework before I bought this book...I felt like I was reading a story from a born again person....was disappointed...the book, if you like the religious references, is very good, but I could not get over every few paragraphs having the bible thrown in my face...

posted by 3221283 on March 20, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    Amazing! Must read!

    This should be required reading for all women after 13... every part was applicable. Started a book club, just so I could discuss the points with other women.

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  • Posted July 4, 2011

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    Informative and Enjoyable!

    What are the key factors of insecurity? How do you confront insecurity issues and how can you break out of different types of insecurity mindsets? The answers to these and other personal insecurity questions can be found within this book.
    How to help ourselves and one another battle issues, how to recognize problems and to achieve satisfaction from the past and present.
    This book includes prayers and passages from the bible. A concise, complete volume that can bring the reader out from the pit of insecurity. Quite an eyeopener for me, being informative and enjoyable to read, the author gives sound advice that I can apply in my own life. I recommend this book to others not only for self therapy for themselves, but for understanding others as well who struggle with insecurity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2011

    A Great Read

    One of the most prized gifts that God has given man is the power to choose. We have the power to choose to accept His power in our lives rather than be destroyed by belittling thoughts that cause us to doubt God's ability to work through us.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    A great resource for every woman

    I'm always amazed at Beth Moore ability to be so transparent. She really seems very comfortable in her own skin. But according to this book, it has taken lots of work and prayer.
    I have struggled with insecurity for many, many years and I never wanted anyone to know, the real me. Why? God created me to be me. I know I'm not perfect but my desire is to be growing in the Lord and allowing Him to point out my faults...He doesn't need my help with that. When I am unhappy with my appearance or how smart (or not) I am, I'm really telling Him, "You didn't do this right...why didn't You make me xyz." Not my place to do that.
    This book will help anyone who loves the Lord and desires to let go of those issues that bring us down and cause us to think we can't do all through Christ who gives us strength.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

    Wonderfully relevent

    Enjoy reading this book. Through chapter 4, and continue to be impacted by the relevance and authenticity that Beth brings through her words. Trult heart-felt and God-inspired in every way.

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  • Posted March 12, 2010

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    Not my favorite Beth Moore book

    I enjoyed this book, but I thought the organization was pretty loose and I didn't enjoy it as much as her other books.

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